photo of richard scott erwinDr. R. Scott Erwin received a B. S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991, and the M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He has been an employee of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) located at Kirtland AFB, NM, from 1997 to the present. He is currently a Principal Research Aerospace Engineer within Space Vehicles Directorate. He is a Fellow of AIAA and a Senior Member of IEEE, and has authored or co-authored over 100 technical publications in the areas of spacecraft dynamic, controls, and communications, and autonomy. He was recently selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Judith A. Resnick Space Award for “for outstanding contributions to spacecraft vibration isolation technologies and ultra-precision pointing of large flexible space platforms.” His current research interests are autonomous spacecraft & the interplay between communications, estimation, and control in autonomous, networked multi-spacecraft systems.